Matagorda Bulletin. (Matagorda, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 27, Ed. 1, Wednesday, February 14, 1838 Page: 2 of 4
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For these reasons amongst others wc enter this
our solemn protest against (he right of the honor-
aide Richard Ellis to a seat in the scnato of the re-
public of Texas; and wc claim our constitutional
privilege of having .it.rccorded on the journals oTthia
senate that posterity and the world anajTknow the
course we have taken in this m itt2r and the motives
which' induced it.
1. W. BURTON
S. II. EVERITT.
Edited nv James S. Joxes.
WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY M lwa.
The following is the result of the Election for
"Town Officers on the 31st January lash
Mayor. Harvey Kendrick.
Aldermen EdwavdL. Holmes Wm. J. Maynard
A. Wadsworth George M. Collinsworth Cliarlcs
Howard Thomas Stuart Rufus M'Lcllan R. H.
Ata meeting of the Board on (he Gth instant the
(following gentlemen were unanimously elected:
Treasurer. Charles A. Bullard.
:Sccrctary. 'James Norton.
In our paper of to-day will bo found the Brigade
fOrders of Col..II. McLood Adjutant General of the
AVe sincerely hope that the gentlemen appointed
to superintend the elections and more particularly
.those upon whom may be conferred the command
of the companies will discharge with promptness
and alacrity the important and responsible duties of
their stations. It affords us no little pleasure to be
able to offer our congratulations to the country upon
the certain and flattering prospect of a speedy and ef-
ficient organization of this general bulwark of our
We cannot altogether concur in the opinion so
long and universally entertained in Europe that no-
thina but a standing army can oppose a standing ar-
.my when the numbers on each side are equal. If
JtJiad been our misfortune to have been torn and
educated in any other than a republican government
our convictions upon this subject would undoubt-
edly have been far different. But we have been
taught bv the nlorious deeds of the heroes of '76
and the brilliant and unparallclled achievment of
Texian.chivalry to jilace a higher estimate upon the
bkill and strength of a freeman's arm. A sentiu cnt
so clearly illustrative of the degenerating influence
..of despotic governments upon the spirit and patri-
otism of their.subjects can never be adepted by men
.who 'love liberty and who are at all times roady
to peril their lives and fortunes in its defence. The
jiatriot who draws his his sword in his country's
cause would disdain to plead a want of discipline
.if opposed by
'"WretchcdjkerncSj whose arms
Are hired to bear.thcir staves."
At least it will be conceded that the militia of
Texas would require nothing more than a timely
organization to repel successfully an invasion from
our weak and degraded foe. And surely it would
.not be regarded as presumptuous to assert that
:ahould our government in its wisdom deem it politic
to open an offensive campaign against our discor-
dant and prostrate enemy that she could employ
with unquestionable securitv this same powerful
nnn in extorting from her an acknowledgment of
The immortal Washington in nts last rtcn legacy
1o his countrymen says "In peace we should be
prepared for war." Let every Texian feel the ne-
cessity of this wise and patriotic admonition and
Mexico will ever find the militia of Texas an im-
pregnable bulwark to her audacity and insolence.
ln accordance with .the militia laws of the rcpub-
3ic the county of Matagorda will be organized into
-companies as follows:
East of the river (excluding the town) and south
of an cast and west line crossing iho river at Cay-
ce's and running to the boundaries of the county
striking the eastern boundary at Thomas Hughes1
.house will form the first company.
That prrtion of the town cast of Cedar street
will form the 2nd company.
That portion of the town west of Cedar street
And including that part of the county west of the ri-
Ter and south of the line crossing the river at Cay-
ce's wil! form the 3rd company.
That portion of the county north of the above
mentioned line and south of an cast line crossing
tho head.of Bay Prairie at Mrs. Campbell's old place
and running to the boundaries of tho county will
form Ihs 4th company.
Tho balance of the county north of the last men-
- tinned line will form the 5th company.
' Elections for company ofiiccrs (a captain and two
lieutenants to each company) will be held on Sat-
urday the 24th instant. The election in the 1st
company will bo held at the house of captain Thom
as McCoy who is appointed to preside. In the 2nd
company at the house ofMcssrs. Stuart $ McCam
ly Judge S. Ingram is appointed to preside. In the
3rd company atifhc house of Mr. D. C. Cady who
is appointed to preside. In the 4th company at the
house of Mr. John Duncan who is appointed to pre-
rido. In the 5th company at Mr. Jefferson George's
on ?cncli Creek who is appointed to preside.
The presidents of the elections will scud a cer
tificate of the result to the adjutant general at Hous
Immediately after the doclion. the captains will
muster their respective compinies and make out
two muster rolls accompanied with such remarks
respecting the equipment and discipline of their
companies as they may deem proper; one roll to be
sent to Brigadier General Burleson com'd. first
Brigade and the other to the Adjutant General at
Houston. By order of Gen. BURLESON
commanding 1st Brigade. II. McLEOD
WE are authorized by the friends of CHA'S L.
DUROCHER Ex Captain of Artillery Re-
gular Army of Texas -(lately prisoner in Matamo-
rns) to announce him a candidate for the office of
Colonel for the Military District .first Wcstot the
Brazosllivcr. 21 tde
JPrice Cur ret l of Matagorda
Fsnutunv 14 1538.
FLOUR--Fine. $1G. Snpcrflnc $18.
COFFliE Ilavaua green 10 to SO cent. IUo 22
to 25 cent.
SUCAH.-lfaiv Orleans 20 to 85. Drown Havann
10 to 18. r.uiuj 23. I.oaf 33 to 38.
BACON llama canvassed 25c. Hnins. 123 scarce.
Middlings 20. Shoulders. 16 3-4.
MOLASSES-Orleans 80 to 90. Syrup 00 to 100.
POUKSIcss 30 to $35. Prime 28 to 32.
1JEEP--Mess none. Prime none.
LAHU-1S 3-4 to 22 c.
WHISKEY--Rectified 1 25 to 81 50 per gallon
Common 1 00 to SI 25.
SALT Turk's Island per bushel $2.
LEAD 12 1-2 per lb. to 15 c.
RICE 10 to 12 1-2 c.
UAGGIXG Keulnck-.33 e.
HOPE Kentucky 18 to 20 c
LXJJIHKIt $40 per 31. scarce.
BRICKS 25 to S35 per 31.
NAILSKcg 15 c. per lb. In demand
WINDOW GLASS None.
Matagorda Bay Feb. 7 1838.
Wc the undersigned passcnacrs of th; Schooner
Frederick Arnel fuel grateful in tendering captain
Arnct our thanks Tor Jus kindness and unremitted
attention towards us
We would recommend captain Arnet to tlie pub-
lic as a careful and able navigator a good vessel and
the best accommodations that arc to be had.
P. L. CAMPBELL
WM. H. ABEJLJL
CHANT STORAGE &c
HAS just rcceived"pr. schooner Frederick Ar-
nnl nnrl nflnrc Inw.fnr f-rmll
20 bbl. Whiskey 8 boxes Tobacco
50 bbl. Flour 5 do. Tea
10 bbl. Sagar 10 do. Soap
20 bbl. Pork 2 half pipes Brandy
20 bbl. Molasses 5qr.caskMadeiraWine
5 do. Gin 10 doz. Claret Wine
15 sacks Coffee 3 tierces Rice
300 do. Cora
And an assortment of Tin Ware
February 12 183S. 27 if
ff THE subscribers offer for sale the entire cargo
-" of the schoonor Rolla just arrived from New
Orleans consisting of a fine assortment of groceries
provisions etc etc. viz:
HMTbbls. Flour 32 bbls. Whiskev
8 half pipes Brandy pipes Gin
1 cask J. Rum 1 cask Irish Whiskey
30 hags sup. Coffee 10 bx. Sperm Candles
15 bx. sup. tallow m'l's. 50 do. Soap
30 do. Cod Fish 40000 Havanna Cigars
20 do. Mus. Wine 30 boxes Herring
10 kegs Mackerel 10 half bbls. F'y Beef
30 barrels mess and pickled Pork
72 kegs Lard 10 kegs Butter
10 do. Rice 10" do. Loaf Sugar
9 bbls. Molasses 12 casks Earthen and
A superior assortmeni of implements of Husbandry
Cutlery Carpenter's Tools ready-made Clothing
Paints Oils etc etc. etc
J. B. CLARK A- Co.
Matacorda Feb. 14 1838. 27tf Fisher si.
Republic of Texas-CcustvJ Estate of DtjnicrG
of Matagorda. ( Connor dee'd.
'MTHEREAS Seth Ingram has petitioned the
Court of Probate in and for the county of
Matagorda Republic of lexas for letters of Cura-
torship on uic vacant succession oi jjamci u. Con-
nor deceased intesiato Notice is hereby given to
all person whom it may concern to shew cause if
any they have within pn days irom the publication
hereof why the prayer of the petitioner should not
be crantcd. . SINCLAIR I. lilSKVAJS
Feb. 9 1833. 27-p2t Judge of Probate.
JUST rece1vcd4y the schooner Frederick Arnet
w and lor sale by the subscriber?
150 sacks Corn. 3.B. CLARK & Co.
Matagorda Feb. 14 1638. 27tf Fisher si
Republic of Texas County of Mataoohda.
Probate Covrt January Term 1838.
"mmrilEREAS Francis Dicterick having filed his
w w Petition praying the court to appoint him ad-
ministrator and curator of the succession of Essy
Reed who died intestate Notice is hereby given
fuj all persons interested in said succession to come
forward and iile their opposition if any at my office
witiun ten days trom tins date.
HEREAS Francis Dicterick having filed his
Petition praying the court of probate lo ap
point mm iiuiniriisiraior anu curator oi inc succes-
sion of William Ryan who died intestate Notice
is hereby given lor all persons interested in said
succession to come forward and file their opposition)
u unj ui iiiimiuu Hiwiiu leu aays irom nils dale.
"VMfHEREAS Andrew Ncill havingfilcd his Pc-
tition praying the court to appoint him ad-
ministrator and curator of the succession of Peter
Cruder who died intestate Notice is hereby given
for all persons interested in said succession to conic
forward and filu'thcir opposition if any at my office
witiun ten days truin tins date.
"7"IIEREAS Jl'n IIu(r aJ Benjamin S. Peck
" w having hied their Petition praying the court
to appoint Ihcin administrators and curators of the
succession ot Nicholas Peck -who Jicd intestate.-
Notice is hereby given for all persons interested in
said succession to come forward and file their op
position if any at my ollice within ten days tram tins
TEX7"HEREAS Jefferson George hating filed his
Pntitirm nrnvuir llto ?nllr( fn nnnnml him iim
......... w .... ..
miuistrator and curator of the succession of John
Scott and James Goorge who died intestate No
tice is hereby given for all persons interested in
said successions to come foward and file their oppo
sition if any at iny office within ten days from this
tTHEREAS Bc.jamin Ranles having filed his
Petition praying the court to appoint him ad-
ministrator and curator of the succession of Jesse
llawles-who died nitcstatc Notice is hcrcTiy given
for all persons interested in said succession to come
forward and file their opposition if any -art my office.
within ten dns from this date.
By order of the honorable Sinclair D. GeTvals
Judge of Probate.
THO. HARVEY Clerk
Feb. 14 1633. 27-2t -of Probate pro tern.
Rfpublic or Texas Covx- Succession of Cvrus
tv of Matacorda. ( R. Sharp dee'd.
1U Y virtue cf an order and decree of the court of
- Probates in and for the county of Matagorda
dated the 31sl January 1838 will be sold by public
auction on Tuesday the 20th March nextjYopposite
the tavern kept by PadelforJ $ Depew in the town!
of Matagorda) one sixth ot 1UUU acres -ot J.uid on
Karankawe Bayou the properly of said succession.
Verms cash it the apprnsement can bc-obUiiicd.
THO. HARVEY Clerk of
Feb. 14 1S38. 27-tds Probate pro tern
Ritublic of Texas-Coux- I Succession of Andrew
-tv of Matacorda. Bellinger dece'd.
Probate Court January Term 1838.
BY virtue of an order and decree of the court of
Probates in an for the county of Matagorda
dated the 30th January 1S38 will be sold by public
auction on Tuesday the 20th J-'cbruary 1838 (oppo-
siic the tavern kept by PaUellorri to Jjcpew in the
town of Matagorda) all the personal eltects uclong-
. : ..r c ..- i
in" to saiu succession cuijbisuiil; m a 3iiy-vjiu.
Clothing and Books. Terms cash if the apraisc-
niont can be obtained. THO. HARVEY
Feb. 14 183S. 27tds Clerk Probate pro tem.
Republic oy Tkxas Couxty I Steam Boat
of Matacohda. I Amite.
Probate Court January Term 1838.
Albert C. Horton and Abncr Lee Clements
Uornt Soguino Curator of the Succession of Daniel
G. Connor dei'd.
BY virtue of an order and decree ot the probate
Court in an for the county of Matagorda da-
ted 4he 7th Feb. instant I will sell by public auction
on Monday the 19th Feb. 1838 (opposite the tavern
kept by Padclford y Depew in the town of Mata
gorda) the steam-boat Amite with an ner inacinnnry
tackle Vc as she now lies in the Colorado River.
Terms-casts for so much as will satisfy the privilege
claims and mortgages on said steam-toat and the
balance on a credit of six months-with approved se-
curity to the Judge of Pro&atc.
T11U. HAKVJSi lotary l'u&lic.
Matagorda Fe&. 7 1838. 27lds
Republic of Texas Corty
The Schooner Mar-
tha. Probate Court January Term 1838.
Mary M. Mitchell enratrix of the succession of An
drew Mitchell deceased.
Edward L. Holmes Executor of Cyrus R. Sharp
deceased and Henry B. Mitchell curator of the suc
cession ot Andrew Al. Bellinger deceased
Harvev Kendrick and William R. Walls.
1l virtne of an order and decree of the Probate
-- Court in and for the county of Matagorda
dated the Gth Fei inst. I will sell by public auction
on Saturday the 18th Fefiruary 1839 (opposite tho
tavern kept by Padelford $ Depew in tho town of
Matagorda) the schooner Martha with all her tacKic
eye as she now Jies in the Bay of Matagorda.
Terms cash lor so much as will satisfy the privilege
claims and Mortgages on said schooner and the ba-
lance on a credit of G months. THO. HARVEY
Feb. 7 1839. 27td Notary Public.
mnp '- JP ItE STO &.
rpilE suontion of Iho Public Is called to tl.li town stout to I
laid off at tlie hud of Bar Prairie on Hie land of the undsr-
l;nrl. With a eomtdersble population inimedittst nround and loea-
led in Hie centre or the riclmt hoily of land In Texas perhaps la
the knonu world. It Mewra the first rcqublte of a ttwo-i snr
rounding country nfsucli nalurens to require a mart and euiurt lt
It Is npon the direct road from Matagorda to Bastrop (ahoat
40 miles from the former p'ace) and Is the nearest Hoole lo llous.
ton roliijt :f the Mound and erolnir the Brazos at Mule's; tl fr'
nilhin four miles nnd slhnlf of the Colorado theroTerrloir of
whieh nill not icrmlt a nearer site and within two and a half of
Caney. The ground is lil-h and perfectly dry the water as good
as the repuMic affords and the situation in every respect the most
elljible within many miles. '
A petition will at the nrxt session of Contrrss be made by thr
entire northern half of Mataronla rounly for a separation and
the constituting and ilednlnir. of a new eounly ; shonld it sue-
rced (and they hare more than Ihe number of "FBEB MALE.
INHABITANTS" required by the constitution for that pur-
pose) this town being central and combining more advantages than
any other spot in that region will undoubtedly be the county Mil;
and it is almost unnecessary to add that the three quarters of the-
agricultural population of Matagorda county residing thereabout
will under any circumstances sooner trade in Preston than ride if
miles or more for that purpose.
Arrangements are making for the manufacture of bricks In tba
neighbor! ood. and about twenty houses will be commenced assoosi
as 0-e town is laid oft.
To merchants and business men of every description the oppor-
tunity offered is a profitable onf.and the proprietors will afford era
ry gcrommoilation to thoe who wish to build In the place. Early
applicants will be especially favored.
The first TuMie Sale of lots u ill be upon the 21st day of April
neit ensuing when a limited number will be offered.
D. DAVIS D. BAKER )
JOHN HUFF f Proprietor.
OCT For any information applv by letter or other-
wise lo either of the two firstjnear the premises or
the 1 ist at Matagorda.
05" The Editorof the Telegraph will please insort
the above G times and send his bill to cither of tho
Matagorda Feb. 5 1533. 27 tf
TS hereby given that on or about the ISlhofJanu-
- ary last I lost or mislaid Funded Paper on tho
Government of Texas for IOOA dnllnrs! nnv nor
snn finding the same and returning it to me shall be
uucraiiy rewaruco. IIUIYAKLI UKUJiUW.
Matagorda Feb. 8. 1838. 27 tf
fY order of the court of probate will be sold (if
- the appraisement can be ohtainpihnn tlinfintl.
day of March next at the courthouse .door in tho
town oi luai.ngorua uie iicaurigiu ot Andrew L..
Finney deceased being one third of a n league of
land unlocated for which the certificate is now
issued and in the handsof the board of commission-
ers. Terms cash. JOIIX HUFF. Curator.
February 14 1833.
TOY order of the Court of Probate will he sold (if
-- the appraisement cn lie obtained) on the 20tli
day of March next at the courihousr door in tho
town of Matagord.t Lot No. G in Block Xo. 3 Tier
No. 1 Colorado front ofsnld town belonjrins to tho
succession of Geo. V. Casli decensod. Terms
ELLEN CASH Cnratrix.
-Matagorda Feb. 9 1S33. 127 tda
10L. CHARLES HOWARD is my authorized
- agent during my absence from town.
February 4 1838. 27tf A. B. FLEURY.
THE tindcrsigued having been appointed ad-
mitiNfrntnr nf tlm Kiirv-rxwrnn tf Clnrtmm
Rnwls. rlnroaserk linrntiv notifies nil nnrsnno inrtal
cd to the succession to make immediate payment
and all persons having claims against it to present
mem as soon as possuiie.
BENJAMIN RAWLS Adtn'r.
Matagorda February 4 1S3S. 27 3m
THE subsciber having been appointed curator of
the succession of Andrew L Fiiineydecoased
ronuests all nersons bavin? claims nnaiust said mtr.
1 a e
cession to present them and all persons indebtod
to tnaKc immediate payment.
Feb. 7 1838. 27 12t JOHN HUFF.
THE undctsigncd having been duly appointed
administratrix and curatrix of the Succession
of Robert Townsley deceased requests all persons
having claims against the succession to present
them duly authenticated within the time prescribed
by law; and all persons indebted to said succession
will please make payment without delay.
Administratrix & Curatrix.
Matagorda January 12 1838. 25-lt
THIS is lo make known that I found upon th
Beach near the Town of Matagorda a fur-
lough from the hand of Thomas Jefferson Greene
Brigadier General of the Texian Army to- on
F. A. Bettinger a volunteer in the Texian scrvico
together with a certificate given by a physician in
New Orleans. Thtr individual to whom these pa-
pers may belong upon application at the Bulletin
Office can obtain them. Wm. NYE.-
Matagorda Jan. 31st 1S3S. 26 tf
Colorado Navigation Company.
BOOKS lo receive subscriptions to tue capital
Stock of tho Ci-lorado Navigation Company
will be opened at tlie otnee ot a. niussma on iuu
first day of February next and remain open iweaty
days. A. L. CLEMENTS;)
J. T. BELKNAP Uominusionenft
S. MUSSINA. ) 23-tf J
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